Nice quote from John Cleese, a man I really admire, courtesy of Thorn Coyle.
I don't think life is about avoiding mistakes. I think it's about making them and coming to terms with them and actually getting to a more interesting place as a result. Playing safe is the worst thing that anyone can do. (John Cleese)
I'm always saying I learn more from my mistakes or failures than my successes, yet I still seem to be constantly battling the fear of 'getting it wrong,' whatever the nebulous 'it' may be. Perhaps the mistake is worrying about making a mistake so much, that we miss opportunities.